Podcasts Archive

Mark Kastel on Pastured Poultry Talk

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Pastured Poultry Talk
by Mike Badger
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Mike interviews Mark Kastel of Cornucopia Institute to discuss the Institute’s report “Scrambled Eggs: Separating Factory Farm Egg Production from Authentic Organic Agriculture.” The gold standard in organic egg production, according to Mark, is smaller, pasture-raised flocks, and these are the farms that earn the coveted 5-egg rating in the accompanying egg scorecard.

At about 14 minutes, Mark starts drawing a distinction between pasture-raised and enhanced outdoor access. Enhanced outdoor access (a 4 egg rating), he says, is what mainstream organic consumers think they’re getting, but the prevailing marketplace reality is not even close.

This short interview will give you insights into the organic egg production, but the full report is recommended reading as it demonstrates a understanding of pasture-raised in the context of the issues facing farmers. Read Full Article »

Routt Reigart Interview on Food Sleuth Radio

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Food Sleuth Radio

Host Melinda Hemmelgarn

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Today’s children grow up in an environment riddled with toxins. Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Routt Reigart, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina, co-editor of the 6th Edition of the EPA’s Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings, and Beyond Pesticides Board President.

Known as the “Father of the Children’s Environmental Health Movement,” Reigart explains why children are uniquely vulnerable to chemical exposures; he discusses the impact of pesticides on children’s health and how parents, care providers, and policy makers can help keep our future safe. Read Full Article »

Podcasts on Legal Issues for Farms

Friday, August 7th, 2015

famcommons logoAttorney Rachel Armstrong of Farm Commons just launched a podcast series on legal issues for farmers. The podcasts are compiled from Farm Commons’ winter webinars and are about an hour each. The initial list includes “The Beginning Farmer’s Introduction to Farm Law” and “Put Your CSA on Strong Legal Footing.” New podcasts will be added each week. Read Full Article »

Culture Wars with Linley Dixon

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Dr. David Naimon

Linley Dixon, PhD

Farm and Food Policy Analyst Linley Dixon discusses The Cornucopia Institute’s latest report Culture Wars: How the Food Giants turned Yogurt, a Health Food, into Junk Food.  Learn why the “live and active cultures” label is not a good signifier of the healthiness of your yogurt,  the hidden additives and environmental waste issues with many Greek yogurts, why yogurt from pastured dairy cows is the healthiest and how to know if they are pastured, and much more.

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Women Farmers

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Montana Public Radio
by Beth Anne Austein

Source: USDA

Producer Lacy Roberts brings us an hour of conversation with and about female farmers. First, we learn why photographer Audra Mulkern started the Female Farmer Project and what it reveals about female back-to-the-land farmers. Next, we sit around the kitchen table with Tracy and Margaret, owners of Dixon, Montana’s County Rail Farm, and two of the farm’s young interns, Kitty and Morgan, who describe falling for organic farming. Finally, farmer-mom-journalist-editor Courtney Lowery Cowgill of Prairie Heritage Farm near Power, Montana shares how she, a farmer’s daughter who vowed to never marry a farmer, did exactly that. Cowgill’s description of this phase of her career: “part-time job, full-time Mom, part-time farmer and full-time cook and keeper of the house, the finances, the schedule, the diaper bag…” Read Full Article »